An update about COVID-19

18 October 2022

Information related to COVID-19 will be posted here - updated Tuesday, 18 October 2022.

COVID-19 updates

For the most up to date health advice, visit the Healthy WA website or the WA Government website.

From Friday, 14 October, the previously mandated isolation requirements have ended. Anyone who is COVID-19 positive or experiencing symptoms is strongly encouraged to stay at home until they have recovered.

MSWA continues to follow all State and Government recommendations to protect our staff and Clients from COVID-19. If you have tested positive or have symptoms, please avoid all MSWA facilities while you are unwell and reach out if you have questions.

Close contacts are also asked to stay away from MSWA residential facilities to reduce the risk of COVID-19 outbreaks in our residential facilities.

Due to the potential impact of COVID-19 on our Clients, MSWA will continue to take extra precautions to limit risks as much as possible. Our staff will continue to stay away from work while they are unwell or if COVID-19 positive and follow WA government recommendations. All our additional precautions are reviewed on an ongoing basis, as the risk of COVID-19 within both MSWA, and the broader community, rise and fall.

MSWA encourages all our Clients and visitors to continue to be proactive and let us know if you develop any COVID-19 consistent symptoms like cough, runny nose, and sore throat. We also ask that you let us know if you test COVID-19 positive or are a close contact so that our staff can continue to deliver services to you in the safest possible way.

To protect you, our staff and other Clients, if you have COVID-19 consistent symptoms, are a close contact or if you are COVID-19 positive, our staff will continue to wear full PPE when delivering your care.

While the days are getting warmer, COVID-19 can still spread. If you usually get hay fever in spring, it’s important you know the difference between hay fever and COVID-19 symptoms.

Check your symptoms using the Healthdirect symptom checker [healthdirect.gov.au].

MS and COVID-19 information

The following resources contain information about COVID-19, vaccinations and MS as general advice only. The information on these pages should not be taken as medical advice and we encourage you to seek advice from your medical team (neurologist, MS nurse or GP).

Latest Updates: COVID-19 and MS [MS Australia]

General Advice for those with MS: General advice for people with MS, including information on medications [MS Australia]

Vaccination Information for those with MS: COVID-19 vaccination guidance for people with MS [MS Australia]

COVID-19 Positive and MS: For COVID-19 positive [MS Australia]

Additional resources

Register your positive RAT – Page includes useful information about RATs
Rapid antigen test (RAT) [healthywa.wa.gov.au]

COVID-19 treatments
Find out more about COVID-19 oral antiviral treatments, eligibility, and how to access them.
Updated eligibility for oral COVID-19 treatments | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care [health.gov.au]

Looking after yourself – helpful advice for looking after yourself when you have COVID-19 and what to do if your symptoms become worse.
Looking after yourself [healthywa.wa.gov.au]

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Easy Read Resources
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Easy Read resources | Australian Government Department of Health and Aged Care [health.gov.au]